Entrance Tickets – The Bull Ring in Seville

Museo Taurino Sevilla

The origin of modern day bullfighting on foot (rather than horseback) can be traced back to Seville and to the town of Ronda, also in Andalusia.

It is one of the most charming bullrings in the country and although its capacity is only fourteen thousand spectators, which makes it rather small (the bullring in Madrid has a capacity of twenty-five thousand), it attracts all of the country’s finest bullfighters.

All of us except Christine, because she loves animals and can’t bear to think of them suffering, paid for and joined an informative and entertaining thirty-minute tour of the arena and the museum. We learned that bulls from an ancient bloodline are specially bred to fight and Spain is now the only country in the world to preserve this particular species of “toro bravo”.

 

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3 responses to “Entrance Tickets – The Bull Ring in Seville

  1. Love Ronda, one of my favourite places in Spain, but not happy with bull-fighting. However, I feel it’s best left to the Spanish to decide when to abolish it as I am sure they will one day. It is already a no-no in Catalonia. Nice article.

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  2. Bull fighting doesn’t do much for me. I do the the toreadors’ costume, however. They do fill them out well. XD

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